On A Mountain In The Clouds
Mast Landing Brewing Company

On A Mountain In The CloudsOn A Mountain In The Clouds
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From:
Mast Landing Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,479
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,269
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 5.07%
Ratings:
29
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 08, 2022
Added:
Dec 09, 2019
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  3
SCORE
91
Outstanding
On A Mountain In The CloudsOn A Mountain In The Clouds
Notes: A tropical and juicy 6.5% India pale ale brewed with Citra, Simcoe, Ella, and Mosaic hops. Originally brewed in celebration of our friend’s wedding, well suited for the everyday joys of life.
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4.16 by abrodsky from Massachusetts on Jan 08, 2022
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4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Yaya19 from Massachusetts

Not their best, but still a great NEIPA.

Picked it up fresh. As with many Mast Landing beers, not quite as pillowy as the New England heavyweights. But the flavor is there- Tastes like a citra bomb with a bit of simcoe and mosaic coming through- traditional always sits well with me.

Would definitely pick this up again. Love some Mast Landing.

Dec 30, 2021
 
3.77 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Dec 23, 2021
 
4 by metter98 from New York on Dec 11, 2021
 
4.12 by smithj4 from New York on Dec 11, 2021
 
4.15 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Dec 11, 2021
 
4.02 by DeFender from Maine on Nov 21, 2021
 
4.13 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Nov 08, 2021
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3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From a 16 oz. can dated 10/11/21. SAMPLED NOV 6, 2021.

It pours a pretty straight forward looking foggy amber-yellow underneath a lingering foamy white head.

The aroma expresses tropical fruit, citrus, and a low profile breadiness. Pretty typical for the style. Nothing extraordinary.

Light-medium mouthfeel.

The taste is at first sweet and then those fruity and citrus hops step into the picture. There is a modest bittrerness on the end. it really is about what one expects from the style.

Nov 06, 2021
 
3.73 by Brushkanna from New Jersey on Oct 13, 2021
 
4.17 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on Oct 09, 2021
 
3.96 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Jul 16, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

Picked this up last week at Wine and Beverage Depot in Totowa as it was my first time there in years. Always enjoyed Mast Landing's offerings and this was no different as it was soft, smooth, and so easy to drink as this was indeed well-suited for the everyday joys of life!

Not a surprise that this had a muted golden hue to it as a nice, fluffy head topped it off and took it's time settling down. Lots of lacing was left behind as there were quite a few noticeable, thin rings stuck around as I worked my way through this with a nice amount of wavy, soapy splotches near the bottom. Lots of earthy vegetables, Hawaiian punch, exotic floral notes, and turbid citrus in the nose as the taste was equally dank, slick, and a bit dark all at the same time. Plenty of orange, pineapple, jack fruit, goose berry, and deep forest in the nose as there an underlying pine and deep mint that kicked in the back and especially in the aftertaste. The malt was present and contained enough bread with a hint of spice as the carbonation suited the flavors quite nicely.

I'm sure there was booze here too but this almost felt like a Pale Ale from the left coast with a slightly different hop profile. Couldn't read the date on the bottom of the can but this looked, tasted, and felt as fresh as could be with only a tiny bit of sediment at the bottom of the liquid and "FOR DYLAN AND KELLY" written on the side of the can. If I ever got married (ha!), this would be a great brew for it as well as this had a rustic, outdoor feel to it fitting of that ceremony and the art on the label. Once again, Mast Landing quietly nails it...

May 14, 2021
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4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by hoptheology from South Dakota

16 oz can from Evan, canned 2/3/21, into Bearded Iris stem.

Has a juicy glowing medium orange body with a creamy cap of 3 fingers, receding to one finger and leaving lots of lace.

Zesty grapefruit on the nose, with notes of orange juice, ruby red grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, orange shake, and herbs. It's really nice.

Flavor is a touch faded but that's my fault. Lots of semi-sweet grapefruit, tangerine, mango, pineapple, pine, and lemon plus that unmistakable clean new england water profile and yeast.

Feel is juicy and rocky with some slight creaminess and a good dose of acidity. Moderate carbonation, mild alcohol. Mild dryness. Lots of acidity and juice.

Overall, a highly enjoyable true NE IPA. Very good stuff. Would definitely enjoy again.

May 02, 2021
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4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mike22ne from Massachusetts

Poured from a can dated 02/03/2021 'Batch 12'

Looks cloudy opaque yellow-tan with a fine white head and dense lacing.
Smells of bright green hops, sweet citrus fruits with a bit of herbal resin.
Tastes great, layers of orange juice, pineapple and pine, pithy finish. It's all about the hops of course but they are carried on a nice light malt base with soft bready grains.
Feels bright and lively, but smooth with a slick hop oil presence. Noted pithy finish, the lingering bitter hop oil note pulls me back in for another sip.

Overall a really solid NE IPA! Glad I picked it up - will have to try more from Mast Landing, I don't know why I've been skipping out on them.

Apr 15, 2021
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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

Sorry to hear this IPA is retired. Hazy gold and delicious, with a fairly aggressive citrus hop bite that will remind you of your last orange and grapefruit. This is a Mountain I want to climb again--take this crisp IPA out of retirement!

Mar 23, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Kendo from New York

A: Poured from the can into a Tree House tulip. Body is hazt yellow-golden with a wisp of whitish head.

S: Bitter pineapple and piney tropical fruit.

T: Ripe tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, grapefruit pith. Also some earthiness and pine. Bumped this from 4.25 to 4.5 after a few sips.

M: Juicy, modestly creamy in feel.

O: Quite good. Pretty sure this is my first Mast Landing, and I'm digging it. . . .

Feb 20, 2021
 
4.31 by jcaleb86 from New Hampshire on Dec 04, 2020
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4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

Canned on 11/17/20
Opened and reviewed on 12/1/20

Super fluffy white foam cap. Intricate and chunky lacing.

Sour root vegetables, dry leafy hops straight from the vine. Lupulin sticky rhizomes, creamy golden malt sweetness.

Smooth.. must crazy smooth.

Dec 02, 2020
 
4.2 by jdow117 from Ohio on Nov 17, 2020
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4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by ichorNet from Massachusetts

This can I'm reviewing was packaged on 10/7/20 and is part of batch 7 of this beer, a DDH IPA clocking in at 6.5% ABV by Maine darlings Mast Landing Brewing Co. I may have had a can or two of a previous batch, but I never reviewed it on NBS/NBW or, apparently, on the site proper. Curious, because I do usually find myself reviewing almost every new, intriguing ML beer, especially IPAs. Oh well, time to add yet another one to my repertoire now, then, I suppose!

Pours a typical but quality-looking NEIPA pour with the requisite opacity and doughy complexion, though the head here is superb... spectacular, even, with a solid finger-and-a-half retaining after the initial buildup of three-or-so fingers, and the proceedings leave behind consistent sheets of sticky lace and awesome legs. This just looks great, for sure.

Alright, so this is DDH with Citra, Simcoe, Ella, and Mosaic, eh? That's a lot of complexity, but it can be broken down into citrus, other/weird fruits, pine, and unusual/funky spice, in my humble opinion. Immediately, I pick up an absolutely huge blast of lime and tangelo mingling with white pepper, some guava, and light blueberry undertones. This feels focused on Mosaic and Ella most specifically, and it might be the most pungent and hard-hitting Ella-driven beer I've smelled in a while. I'm kind of hit-or-miss with this varietal in IPAs, but something about the tropical and citrusy notes it can push (and which it seems to lean towards when used alongside Simcoe, which it shares some aspects with) really works here. Hopefully that all translates to the palate!

A bit more muddled on the tongue, to be honest. Somewhat gin-like and complex (not really in a great way) with herbal and spicy elements marrying unconvincingly with a more aggressive, tropical approach, bringing out a confusing mélange of mango, guava, ground white pepper, allspice, and blueberry that just never really congeals into something sensible. Mosaic strikes again (and not even in a bigger IPA this time... hmm)! Feel is pretty decent, though perhaps a bit thin given how much the brewery seems to be trying to force into place here. Low-medium carbonation (only apparent as a moderating element) and a chewy finish with some lingering bitterness/stemmy blueberry aspects. Huh. Well then.

Ya know... it feels like a lot of the constituent elements here are probably excellent, but there's just way too much happening and very few links connecting it all. I tried to make some tangential links, but It all feels extremely tenuous and weirdly phoned-in... which is weird for ML because they have done a lot of very smart, focused, innovative IPAs over the past few years. This is not one of them, unfortunately. And I don't think I've ever had it before, thinking back with this experience in mind, because I would've remembered it if a previous batch were at all similar to what I'm drinking right now. I'm sure some people love stuff like this, but the fact that it just bewilders my palate instead of settling into any kind of logical place is a strike against it, personally.

Oct 23, 2020
 
4.1 by tobelerone from New Jersey on Aug 01, 2020
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4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by brureview from Massachusetts

Interesting hop combo with Ella, a hop which I don’t like very much.

Light orange color in a Spielgelau IPA glass with a 3F head.

Piney citrus aroma with some earthy character.

Medium mouth feel, not very carbonated.

Great taste with warming. Pine, citrus, earthy, spicy.

I don’t like Ella as a single hop, but the combo is excellent. Almost on the side of being unusual.

Jul 17, 2020
 
4.28 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Jun 27, 2020
 
3.75 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Jun 21, 2020
 
4.35 by hockeypuck from Maine on Jun 18, 2020
 
4.06 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on May 11, 2020
 
4.35 by Fitzy01 from Maine on May 06, 2020
 
4.25 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands on Dec 09, 2019
On A Mountain In The Clouds from Mast Landing Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 29 ratings